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The Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award, established in 2005, is presented on an annual basis to honor excellence in the field of education related to sleep medicine and research. This award is given to an investigator for an outstanding effort in disseminating basic or clinical sleep and circadian research as a mentor, teacher or through public education. This award honors one educator whose contributions can include training of others who have contributed to sleep or circadian research, writings that educate others in sleep or circadian research or administration and organization of teaching efforts in sleep or circadian research. The call for nominations occurs in early August with a deadline of November 1. The award is presented each year at SLEEP, the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.
To nominate someone, download the SRS Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award Nomination Form. Complete the form and email it to the SRS Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1, annually.
Download Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award Nominations Form
Colin A. Espie, PhD, DSc
Colin A. Espie, PhD, DSc, is professor of sleep medicine in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience and a Fellow of Somerville College, at the University of Oxford. He is research director of the Experimental and Clinical Sleep Medicine program within the Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute and clinical director of the Oxford Online Program in Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Espie is also emeritus professor of clinical psychology and former head of the department of psychological medicine at the University of Glasgow. Dr. Espie has authored/co-authored more than 200 publications and books. Over the past 25 years he has mentored scores of graduate students, clinical trainees, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty. Dr. Espie is membership chair of the World Sleep Society, and a deputy editor for the Journal of Sleep Research.
2016 - Jodi A. Mindell, PhD
2015 - Daniel J. Buysse, PhD
2014 - Michael Chase, PhD
2013 - Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC and Robert W. McCarley, MD
2012 - Thomas Roth, PhD
2011 - Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD
2010 - Allan Rechtschaffen, PhD
2009 - David F. Dinges, PhD
2008 - Richard Bootzin, PhD
2007 - Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD
2006 - William Dement, MD, PhD
2005 - Mary Carskadon, PhD